This is a fun, easy blues solo in E. I'm playing it over a straight groove (even feel) but you can also play it over a shuffle. You just have play the 8th notes with shuffle feel, and it will work.
I do use my pinky when I need to reach farther. However, it is my weakest finger, and I prefer to use my ring finger any time I can instead. Many players do the same - look at Gary Moore, Michael Shenker, Jimmy Page, Clapton, Eric Johnson, Bonamassa, etc...All these years and i just noticed you dont use your pinky. Just like eric.
Was that intentional for this video