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Maryland governor takes to the street to play his banjo

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) was rocking out with his banjo Monday in downtown Annapolis, and even had his instrument case open in the event anyone wanted to offer up a tip.

While we don’t have video of the performance, O’Malley has been in a Celtic rock band for years, which once did a pretty solid job singing Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire:

O’Malley does have some talent, and his performance definitely wasn’t worthy of coming to a quick end on The Gong Show.

That’s more than we can say for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2009 (the action heats up at the 1:40 mark):

h/t: USA Today