I received an email from an National Public Radio intern interested in possibly doing a story on the mandolin in indie and jam bands. Not exactly my area of expertise. The specific question is this individual has been noticing more mandolins in these types of groups and is wondering if the mandolin's use is on the increase for indie/jam, etc. I suspect the answer would be that there's really no increase. More likely this person is just noticing them more and that places on the web like MySpace.com are making groups more visible. Appreciate anyone's input.