I think some people take him for granted or don't give him his due. He's a blue collar/bring the lunch pail to work everyday kind of guy. Just like a coal miner, he started doing this as a teenager and it's all he's ever known. We can hear him grow up under the wings of Phil, Billy, Jerry, and especially Pigpen. I get a kick out of some early versions of stuff like "Lovelight" where Pig brings Bobby out and along the road to being a front man. He's also trying to be his OWN man and now bringing others along as well. All praise be to Grandpa Bobby!
perfectly put! Just wish there was Grandpa Jer to be around to assist from time to time as well.