‘You’re My Dad’ is a Father’s Day song filled with memories of the man that inspired, taught, loved and raised a family with the art of living. The song reflects on how his influence molded nearly everyone he knew, especially the people closest to him.

It’s Fathers Day and we want to remind you to celebrate the men in your life who have helped and guided you along your journey.

Cabela & Schmitt

Cabela & Schmitt are: Rich Cabela (guitar, keyboards), Wayne Schmitt (guitar, keyboards), and Tom Schmitt (bass guitar, keyboards).

We are a trio of friends who have been collaborating for over 40 years. We are all given a voice, in some way or another, to communicate how we see and experience the world. We have chosen to expose our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings in the best way we can….through a song. 

Our music is really a snapshot of our life. The birth of a song happens with just accumulating random thoughts on how life comes and how you react to it. So, the thoughts are there, scattered, no rhymes, no order, just like anybody can have. We always have music in our hearts/heads, and all we do is learn what we hear. The melodies start playing, and suddenly those random thoughts and phrases begin to fall into place, like they belong. Most people call that songwriting, but we don’t take that credit for ourselves. We believe we’ve been given messages that need to be shared.  

Our love for making music has been mostly a lifelong venture. These sounds come to life in our hearts and minds and they are gifts we have been given to be able to bring these songs to life in our recordings.