Cabela and Schmitt - Dancing Shoes
  • So Good (3:55)
  • Dancing In the Light (5:11)
  • Dancing Shoes (4:07) (Video Below!)
  • Into Your Hands (5:13) (Feature Track)
  • Thankful (4:21)
  • Sunshine On My Soul (4:14) (Feature Track) (Video Below)
  • It'll Be (4:06)
  • Likes (4:52) (Feature Track) (Video Below!)
  • I Pray For You (4:12)
  • Need A Love (4:15)
  • I Believe (3:44)
  • Channeling A Lie (4:31)
Contact - Rich

Please visit our "Like A Stone" page for our latest collection of favorites!
These songs have been very well received by our fans.

"Hi guys, how are you? Wow, thank you so much, this is already the second song we've received from you. This is very significant for us, it has motivated us to continue on the path of the independent music scene. Sorry for the delay in returning. We love this, yet another amazing song. Great melody, you are great artists. Great musicians, very good. Great chorus, rousing, high energy. Incredible quality, great vocals, great lyrics, the recording, production and mixing are excellent, everything perfect. Really another beautiful job. We're going to play this Thursday, December 22nd at 3pm Brasilia time on the radio show 'Playlist Alternativa'. I will share with my team and in the message groups. Let's go together, long live independent music. Songs like yours make us believe and keep playing independent artists :) Thank you so much, forever grateful. Hugs from Brazil. Cheers. Obrigado"
--Nilton Vieira.

"Songwriters have the ability to turn life lessons and experiences into songs. For some, they write what they know while others, feel compelled to share the stories of others. Either way it is due to the romanticization of love and loss. It’s not easy to reflect your innermost thoughts on paper with pen but one songwriting team who’s putting a voice to our lives is the song writing team Cabela and Schmitt. Their songs are the compilation of all experiences in a person’s life from romance to finding your path. Cabela and Schmitt says the things that need saying and create song stories that teach lessons to generations of listeners. The music they are creating often has nostalgic elements appealing to a wide audience. They understand the power of great lyrics in telling a story and it’s through their music that people can come together and relate to each other more honestly. Cabela and Schmitt finishes out the year with a beautiful song about reflection. The song is soothing with nostalgic tones further supporting a reflective theme that infuses well with the melodic chorus and lyrical content. I enjoyed the harmonies. They have such a wonderfully pleasing tone in a chaotic world. Thankfully Cabela and Schmitt are always there bringing us music that makes us feel less alone. 'Wondering' is really all about those relationships we’ve all had with other people, that maybe we never did quite figure out or understand at the time. We all at times reflect on these past relationships and sometimes we might find ourselves still trying to make some sense out of these past unknowns. At the very least we try to take all the positives we can throughout our life relationships, and attempt to let go of as much of the negative as we possibly can, and continue to live on".
--A.V.A. Live Radio

"Hi Cabela and Schmitt. What an interesting song. A soft rock, somewhat alternative with indie, sounds great. You guys have a lot of potential, we congratulate you. We will share the song for sure. The song will be on the Groover playlist on Spotify and on our 24 hour radio for a month. We will also share it on social media.
Best regards from Colombia".

"As I stated last night on Facebook, you're the most versatile group I've ever seen. You have a GREAT message too. Much love."
~Larry "Tez" Tezekjian of Midas Touch Radio, March 1, 2020

"Cabela And Schmitt Finish 2019 In Style With ‘What You Say’"!
"Ending what was a spectacular year, the trio have treated us to a fantastic single entitled ‘What You Say’. A single written by the band, about the way people treat one another, how they talk to each other and how their words can either be loving, encouraging or sometimes hateful, leaves a powerful message that rings through with each and every listen. With plenty of new material coming in the new year, Cabela And Schmitt are destined to make their mark on the music industry next year".
~Dylan Smith, EDM House Network, December 29, 2019

"Known for their incredible and heartfelt writing, the band has the ability to stun an entire audience due to the vocalist voice and lyrical depth".
~Ben Ali (Keep Walking Music), April 29, 2019

"Cabela and Schmitt are worthy of a follow and as they seem to get better with every new release. We can’t wait to see and hear what’s next".
~Artist Sounds Blog, November 27, 2019

"Dancing Shoes" Album Now Fully Released

We have enjoyed our listeners' response as we have released the album's eight singles ("Dancing Shoes", "Thankful", "Into Your Hands", "Dancing In the Light", "Need A Love", "It'll Be", "I Pray For You", and "So Good"). Listen to the entire album right here on the Dancing Shoes page! The album is written and produced by Cabela and Schmitt and is now available (official release date was October 1).

The "Dancing Shoes" album is Cabela and Schmitt’s latest collection of compositions all touching on themes of life’s energy, expression, direction, and appreciation, with some spiritual perspective as well.

Cabela and Schmitt say “We are pleased to share this latest group of songs with the world, and hope our listeners enjoy the music and feel the emotion and energy”.

All songs written and performed by Cabela and Schmitt
PRO: (BMI) (C)2019

Release date: 10-01-2019


Dancing Shoes is about the free going spirit you get when you're stomping your feet and dancing to the beat.

2. SO GOOD (3:55)
Living a life where a love is so unbelievable that you can't describe well enough to relate how it makes you feel and you want to tell everyone about it and hope they can have the same enlightenment you have encountered.

3. THANKFUL (4:21)
Thankful is our expression of gratitude to all who have helped us recognize and utilize our abilities and reach higher levels of excellence.


5. INTO YOUR HANDS (5:48) (Feature Track)
"Into Your Hands" speaks to the struggle within and needing that power and love to help you get back on your feet when everything you do turns into disaster. He takes His loving hands and brings you out of misery and into happiness.

6. NEED A LOVE (4:15)
A man's desperate need for a love that will bind his life together in true happiness and contentment. All the while that love waits and watches as he stumbles through the ups and downs of his path to get there.

7. I BELIEVE (3:44)
Relating the inner thoughts of how you consciously perceive someone's enduring existence within your life.

8. IT'LL BE (4:06)
Life changes and decisions take us in many different directions, and sometimes the way is not clear until we commit to that next step.

9. SETTING UP (4:35)
With no time schedule, we prepare a new base camp in the woods, which reminds us of simpler people living in simpler times.

10. LIKES (4:52) (Feature Track)
Looking at everything around us that is generally taken for granted. Using our senses to experience all the natural beauty that totally surrounds us perpetually.

11. I PRAY FOR YOU (4:12)
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.

A singer's journey of the struggle between a successful career and the joy of a settled life. Continually pushing himself into humiliation and running away from the feelings that tear at him throughout the progression.

13. EMPTY LOCKET (4:55)
On discovery of an empty locket, you start to wonder if it somehow reflects the depth and meaning of your life.

14. SUNSHINE ON MY SOUL (4:14) (Feature Track)
This music video is a song that is dedicated to anybody who has had a profound and lasting affect on your life and they probably don't even know it.

Proclaiming a beat, a mood, an ambiance! Sounds and feelings have fallen into place. Lively instrumentation seemed to fit better than traditional lyric application. It all seems to fit and it feels right. We hope the world agrees. Enjoy!


Hoping to leave a legacy of music that will continue to resonate with people for generations to come, Cabela & Schmitt Project's music continues to manifest a profound expression of love. Blending Rock, Country, Pop, R&B, folk, Christian, and easy listening music, Cabela and Schmitt Music have released 10 albums, 3 EPs, and countless singles as part of their discography.

The Cabela & Schmitt Project, also known as Cabela & Schmitt, features the inspiring Rock trio which consists of Rich Cabela and Wayne Schmitt on guitar and keyboards and Tom Schmitt complementing them with his distinctive bass guitar and keyboards.

Together, the artists have embarked on a musical journey that spans over four decades, creating a memorable soundscape that resonates deeply with life's unique faces and experiences.

For the artists, their music begins with scattered thoughts and random musings on existence, much like anyone else's. But then, Cabela & Schmitt Project's unique gift comes into play. These thoughts and feelings are transformed into melodies, the chaos turns into order, and words form verses.

More than just songwriting, the artists' music is a means of channeling messages that they share with their audiences. Driven by a passion for making music, Cabela & Schmitt are pursuing their lifelong venture.

The most rewarding aspect of their music, however, is the continuous praise and feedback that they receive from fans, touched by the music in profound ways. Drawing inspiration from icons such as The Beatles and The Eagles, the trio aims to paint their own unique and riveting canvas of music.

Cabela and Schmitt Music has already been met with success. One of their standout tracks, "THIS IS MY LIFE," has made its mark by charting at 21 on the Spin Tracking System Hot 100 chart.

Another track, "YOU MAY NEVER KNOW," has garnered an impressive 1M streams on Spotify. Cabela & Schmitt Project continues to be set apart by the artists' ability to transcend genres.

Their scintillating single, "HONEY RIDE," is a delightful tale of a young couple's countryside adventure, while "DO YOU WANNA BELIEVE" explores the complexities of finding happiness amidst life's challenges.

Cabela & Schmitt Project have achieved a remarkable feat, amassing over 11.7 million streams on Spotify in 2023 alone (2.7M listeners). Stunning audiences with songs that are not just melodies but colored with layers of stories, emotions, and life itself, the artists are looking forward to producing more music, including original tracks and exciting remixes.
  • Members:
    Wayne Schmitt (guitar, keyboards), Tom Schmitt (bass guitar, keyboards), Rich Cabela (guitar, keyboards)
  • Sounds Like:
    Tom Petty, The Beatles, Eagles, Imagine Dragons
  • Influences:
    The Beatles, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Aerosmith, Moody Blues, too many to list.
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