Band Name: Cabela and Schmitt
Person Interviewing: Rich Cabela
It all started with two Schmitts and a Cabela. Two brothers and their best friend looking to take over the world.
We come from the heart of the United States and humble beginnings, where hard work and perseverance is just a way of life. Like most kids with dreams of fame and fortune, all they really wanted to do was jam out with their buddies… always believing that they would inevitably become “Rock Stars”. Like all who came before them, they tried everything they could think of to get into the music business.
This rush to fame and the bright lights found them playing out anywhere someone with a building and electricity would let them… school dances, a neighbor’s garage, backyard BBQ’s, etc. Almost immediately, this young trio of “brothers” started writing and recording original songs. Oddly enough, when playing out they found that they really preferred playing their originals instead of covers.
Well-rehearsed and armed with some photos and home recordings of their original songs, they started sending out packages to anyone that would listen. Very quickly they determined that the music business was not as much fun as they thought it would be. However, their God-given gifts for creating and sharing original music that was important to them only grew stronger.
Throughout the years all three members have learned to play multiple instruments, honed their vocal chops and refined their songwriting. More importantly than the call of stardom, each of the guys has devoted a lifetime to building and raising a family. Their musical goal has always been and will continue to be to write, record and share with the world their songs of God, family and faith. Fortunately, with the advancement of technology, home studios and the internet the trio has found a way to record and release 10 albums to date.
Constant students of the business side of music, Cabela & Schmitt continue to find new and different ways to market and promote their music to their modest, but an ever-growing legion of loyal fans around the world.
C&S is; Wayne Schmitt (guitar, keyboards), Tom Schmitt (bass guitar, keyboards), Rich Cabela (guitar, keyboard)
Today we want to highlight a single from this amazing songwriting team that we felt you would enjoy.
This song is about the sadness and turmoil of a love gone wrong tearing apart two hearts that give it all up before true love is achieved. And you pray that it will all work out.
Song name: I PRAY FOR YOU
Music Genre:: Rock/Pop Ballad
I live in… Nebraska and Colorado wherever we are at any given time.
Who have been the most influential in your music and why?My partners, parents, God and fantastic songs/bands throughout the years.
When did you know that this was the right path for you? When we knew it was something we could not stop doing. We all have the God-given ability to choose how we want to view this world. We are all given a voice, in some way or another, to communicate how we see and experience our world. It is our choice how and when to use that voice. Cabela and Schmitt have chosen to expose our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings in the best way we can…through a song. We have always wanted to share our music without giving up this wonderful life we’ve been given and we are so very happy and excited to be able to share with you! ~Cabela and Schmitt
What do you like most about what you do? Creating.
What do you most hope to accomplish with your influence?: Joy for the listeners and followers
What is the biggest obstacle you have faced in your career, and how did you overcome it?
I believe the biggest obstacle in any career is yourself. Once you believe you can do what you want to do, then the obstacles just become reasons to come up with solutions.
What do you want people to remember most about you and your career?
That they heard a good song they can listen to over and over again without ever getting tired of it.
What are you most looking forward to this next month?
Doing what we do.
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