Since the mid-1990's, Joey Waronker has played on recordings with many musicians, including Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Johnny Cash, Yoko Ono, Pink, Leonard Cohen, Doobie Brothers, Tracy Chapman, Rufus Wainwright, and R.L. Burnside. In 2008, he co-founded the band, Ultraista.

In 2017, Joey played drums on Roger Waters' album, Is This the Life We Really Want? and joined Waters' band during the Us + Them Tour.​ Also in that year, Waronker's Drums Volume 1 was released.

In 2018, Joey played drums on David Byrne's American Utopia.

Ultraista released their first single, Tin King, in January. The album, Sister, was released in March, 2020.