On a hot summer day in July, writer/photographer Erin P.S. Zimmerman found herself at the highly esteemed Rudy’s Music in New York City. She wasn’t just there for any old day in the city, however. Erin met up with John Hampson – the lead singer of Nine Days – to interview him about the band’s new work, and to catch some candid shots around the shop. Little did she know that the visit would be so much fun, as they ended up chatting over fine chocolate desserts at Ferrara’s after their trip to check out some guitars. Here are a few photos from that day.