Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley spent time Monday strumming a banjo as a street musician in Annapolis, reports CapitalGazette.com.
O'Malley's Twitter account later posted the photo along with the words "I love that as governor of MD I can still play street music in Annapolis." It was a casual dress day for the governor, photographed wearing a Baltimore Ravens T-shirt, cargo shorts and flip-flops.
O'Malley, a Democrat, has for years been the frontman of a Celtic rock band, O'Malley's March, where he sings and plays guitar, banjo and tin whistle, says the Capital-Gazette.
Maryland residents and the media weighed in on Twitter.
Michael Freeman took a jab at the governor, tweeting: “I would have had money to tip Martin O'Malley, the street banjo player, if it hadn't already been overtaxed by @GovernorOMalley.”
The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson said: “Martin O'Malley reveals post-office plans, will be wandering banjo-playing minstrel.”
And Byron York joked: “If Martin O'Malley doesn't run for president, he can still pick up spare change around Annapolis.”