Eddie Mottau
BornBoston, Massachusetts, United States[1]
Occupation(s)Musician, guitarist
Associated actsBo Grumpus
John Lennon
Mottau, Drew & Clark

Eddie Mottau (born[when?]) is an American guitarist. His career has included membership in the duo Two Guys from Boston, The Bait Shop, Bo Grumpus, Jolliver Arkansaw, and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. He has also done session work for Stookey, John Lennon,[1] Yoko Ono, and David Peel.


In 1971, Eddie, while continuing his own musical pursuits, was invited to join bassist/producer Jim Mason to play guitar and co-produce the first solo album of Noel Paul Stookey. Mottau's first solo album, No Turning Around, was released in 1973 on MCA Records and produced by Stookey.

Mottau also played guitar on Lennon's 1974 album Walls and Bridges, and Rock 'n' Roll, released in 1975.

Mottau's next solo album, No Moulding, was released in 1977 by Neworld.[2] No Moulding was re-released in digitized format in the fall of 2020.

In 2004 he recorded as a trio Mottau, Drew & Clark producing the album Dance For Love.[3]

On October 1, 2020, Mottau, Drew & Clark' released Revelation/Revolution.[4][5]

Personal life

Mottau’s wife of 55 years, Kathleen Theresa Ryan Mottau, died on December 14, 2018 at the age of 75. They had been high school sweethearts in Avon, Massachusetts and lived in the Lyndeborough, New Hampshire since 1973, after moving there from New York City.[1] Kathy had been the Director of Kids Together, an after-school program based in Peterborough, NH up until June 2017.[6]

Mottau continues to live in Lyndeborough.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Local musician who played with Lennon, releases new CD | News, Sports, Jobs - The Cabinet Press".
  2. ^ http://www.neworldmultimedia.com/store/em-01-tracks.htm NO MOULDING
  3. ^ "Dance for Love- tracks". www.neworldmultimedia.com.
  4. ^ "Revelation/Revolution- tracks". www.neworldmultimedia.com.
  5. ^ "Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - Big sound for new Mottau, Drew & Clark album".
  6. ^ "Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - Founder of Peterborough's Kids Together passes at 75".