Linda Shear (born 1948 in Chicago, Illinois) is a singer/songwriter and piano player. On May 13, 1972 she performed in the first out lesbian concert in the U.S. at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus. She was accompanied by percussionist Ella Szekeley. The Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band was also on the bill that evening. Soon after, Shear began performing with her band, Family of Woman. Following the dissolution of Family of Woman, Shear began touring and released her album A Lesbian Portrait on her own independent record label, Old Lady Blue Jeans in 1974. She performed in concert and at Women's Music festivals, including the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.