Hi All,
I've heard this song a few times and decided to try and learn it by ear.

I figured out that is is in the key of C (correct me if I'm wrong).

and I can't figure out the chord progression.

Also, the C minor pentatonic scale starting at the 8th fret on the low E is not working over the song. Or at least I can't get it to fit.

any ideas what scale pattern will work to jam a little solo over it?

Am - G/B - C

You want C major pentatonic, not C minor pentatonic.

Play A minor pentatonic shape 1 (5th fret low E). But remember, it's not really Am pentaonic shape 1, it's C major pentatonic 5.