Thursday, December 27, 2012

O'Malley books two Christmas week concerts

MD Gov. Martin O'Malley is often dinged for being so transparently ambitious (but really, aren't all politicians that way? Some just hide it better than others).

But there's an innocent charm to this story about his band -- O'Malley's March.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has no planned public appearances this holiday week, with two notable exceptions: an early show and a late show fronting his Celtic rock band.

O’Malley’s March is booked for a pair of concerts Thursday at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, just around the corner from the State House.

And then... apparently the band has an "aging fan base"!

The 6:30 p.m. show is nearly sold out, but tickets remain for the 9:30 p.m. concert — perhaps an indication of the band’s aging fan base.

Here's O'Malley's supergroup, singing "Yes, Sister". Careful, Martin. Legend has it that Chris Cornell lurks in smoky bars across the country, looking for lead singers he can replace.