He’s been floated as a possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, but Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was trying out another role on Monday: street musician. In a photo and message posted on his Twitter account to his more than 52,000 followers, O’Malley wrote:
I love that as governor of MD I can still play street music in Annapolis. pic.twitter.com/kQ6umd9VBS— Martin O'Malley (@GovernorOMalley) May 27, 2014
Based on the snapshot, 51-year-old O’Malley — in cargo shorts and flip flops — appears to go virtually undetected as he is seen strumming a banjo. O’Malley may even have been collecting a little extra spending moolah, as an open guitar case, typically used for tips, is pictured at his side. The governor is a longtime musician who has fronted his Celtic rock band, “O’Malley’s March,” since the late 1980s. According to the group’s website, the former Baltimore mayor and his seven-piece band are poised to play a show next week in Charm City.