|Birth name||Hannes Coetzee|
Hannes Coetzee (born 1944) is a guitarist from the Karoo region in South Africa. He is mainly known for his unique playing technique using a spoon in his mouth to play slide guitar. This playing technique is called 'optel and knyp', which roughly translates to "pick and pinch". Coetzee reached a broader audience when David Kramer's documentary Karoo Kitaar Blues was released in 2003.
- Stuijt, Adriana (6 December 2008). "Think you can play the guitar? Try a spoon..." DigitalJournal.com. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
- Cutler, T. (2010). A Gentleman's Bedside Book: Entertainment for the Last Fifteen Minutes of the Day. Constable & Robinson Limited. ISBN 9781849018036. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Short biography on David Kramer's homepage (scroll down)
- "Spoon Me a Tune, Hannes" on Ideaconnection
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