Watch the Right Hand online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Boogie-Woogie
This lesson presents an overview of right hand options. They include: picking, hybrid picking, and finger picking. Picking can involve consecutive downstrokes, alternate picking, or a combination of the two. Another option would be the use of the thumb alone. Each of these approaches provide a unique sound. Consideration of the desired groove, feel, articulation and tone all contribute to the decision of what to use at any given moment. If you can play all the options, then you're equipped for any musical circumstance that you may encounter.